Holiday Décor on a Budget

Looking for a few simple ways to make your home feel festive for the holidays? Skip the pricey ready-made holiday decor in favor of natural materials, white twinkle lights and a handful of basic items from the kitchen and craft store.

1. Put up a Christmas tree

Well, this is the easiest & quickest way to add that Christmas charm to your home. The most obvious way to bring Christmas into your home is by adding a Christmas tree in your home no matter what kind of tree it is. It can be big, small, silver, gold, made of paper, or just a tiny rosemary plant. You can see a bunch of Christmas tree ideas {here}. Whether you like a classic douglas fir or a white tree with colorful lights, either way it’s the number one way to make your house ready for the holiday season. Christmas ornaments can be made by hand like the star ornaments we made from popsicle sticks on our neutral Christmas tree.

2. Hang up a Christmas wreath

A christmas wreath hanging on your front door will welcome your holiday guests into your home, but wreaths look great inside too. You can DIY a spiffy red & green wreath by adding ornaments & other christmas items or you can simply hang a plain pine needle wreath with a ribbon to give off the holiday vibe. Wreaths are a fun and easy way to bring the yuletide spirit to your home. I use wreaths almost everywhere in our home, & what is great is you can find great sales on them at the stores or make them out of natural elements from your yard. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to be beautiful.

3. Light some candles

Lighting can really set the mood for warm and cozy winter days. Lighting a candle or a group of candles in some holiday decor can really bring your Christmas decorations to the next level. Candles look great as centerpieces on tables, vignettes & on any piece of furniture in your home, & as a bonus the holiday ones smell great and set the mood with great scents like cinnamon & baked goods. Use candles you already have around the house & surround them with some holiday elements to create the perfect centerpiece that didn’t cost you a penny.

4. Bring out some throws & holiday pillows

Adding cozy blankets & holiday pillows with pops of gold, green, red, or any other fun holiday colors is a great way to add warmth to your everyday home decor. Plaids, Christmas patterns, holiday colors, & even DIY’ing a Christmas themed pillow is the perfect way to bring the cozy decor in your home. A tip for a quick plaid throw: we purchased some cheap plaid fabric from walmart& used it as a holiday throw & no one knew the difference!

5. Wrap those gifts early

Adding Christmas gifts and placing them under the tree it adds that thrill to your holiday decor. There are a million ways you can wrap Christmas gifts, & you can even wrap faux boxes to look like christmas gifts to place them under your tree or add to your Christmas vignettes before you wrap your actual gifts. Add some cute ribbon, some ornaments, & even some chalkboard gift tags & you have some lovely holiday decor for under your tree. Wrapping tip: The dollar store sells great brown craft paper that looks great paired with some natural elements you can find in your yard. Cheap & chic holiday wrapping paper!

6.Get your dining room Holiday ready

You might not be throwing a huge Christmas part at your house this holiday season, but by adding some Christmas decor to your dining room you can really turn every meal you and your family have into a festive feast. By simply adding a centerpiece of candles & some greenery or any holiday centerpiece of your choice , your dining room instantly screams Christmas. Remember it doesn’t have to cost a lot to be beautiful. We created some candle centerpieces with beans, a glass jar, & a candle for a simple holiday look.

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